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Reading Between the Lines Reading Series at The Tank
January 27, 2010, 18:48
Filed under: announcements, literature

The Tank is very excited to be hosting a Reading Between the Lines reading series this spring, sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities. The NYCH’s African-American Autobiography series explores American history from the perspective of four extraordinary African Americans. Participants will be led in discussions by Dr. George White, Jr., professor of history at York College and an expert on African-American history.

“Dr. White was my absolute favorite professor when I was in undergrad, and he inspired an abiding passion for history and social justice in me that has never abated. Being one of his students is a joy and the opportunity to study with him is one I cannot recommend highly enough.” – Suzan Eraslan, The Tank’s General Manager

Schedule of Events

February 28th, 3:00pm – Welcome, Introduction, and Book Distribution
March 21st, 3:00pm – Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself
by Harriet Jacobs
April 25th, 3:00pm – Treat It Gentle by Sydney Bechet
May 23rd, 3:00pm – Coming of Age in Mississippi by Ann Moody
June 27th, 3:00pm – Makes Me Wanna Holler by Nathan McCall

The reading series is open to 15 – 20 participants; books will be provided on loan for up to 15 participants, but must be returned to The Tank at the end of the series.

Registration opens February 1st at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/97888. Follow The Tank on Twitter or join our mailing list for reminders.

Dr. White can be seen in this video from York College, giving a lecture on the life of an African-American chaplain in World War II. (It’s long– put it on at work and just listen.)

This series is sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and presented in collaboration with the The Tank.

Reading Between the Lines was developed in partnership with The Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center of the City University Of New York.

Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of either the Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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